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Shaun G.

Event Organizer

Cheeks

Location:

Yorktown, VA
Hometown: Yorktown

Member since:

August 29, 2014

Help us to understand the experience level of our members. This will enhance the safety and planning of events. Are you new to backpacking or do you consider yourself an experience backpacker? About how long have you been backpacking?

Not new. Not an expert, but experienced. Several years.

Do you currently have all the equipment you need for a backpacking trip? i.e. backpack, boots, sleeping bag, stove, tent, cooking stuff, clothing, etc. etc., etc.?

Yes

When was the last time you went backpacking? Where did you go? How many nights were you on the trail?

GSMP, Three Ridges, James River sections, Tinkers Cliffs, Dolly Sods, Ramsey's Draft, Bears Den, Snickers Gap.

What is the longest backpacking trip you have been on (number of days/nights)? Where?

7 nights/GSMP Fontana to Davenport Gap

Do you know how to read a topographic map? Do you own and know how to use a compass? Do you own and know how to use a GPS?

I can read and follow a topo map. Yes I have a compass and can use it. No I do not have a GPS.

Introduction

I have been hiking, camping, & biking in Va all my life.


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